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|Creator:||Memphis press scimitar|
Black-and-white photograph taken in April 1968 by the Memphis Press-Scimitar newspaper in Memphis, Tennessee. In the photograph, three African American men sit in the sidewalk with their hands on their heads while two white National Guardsmen with rifles watch them. Behind the men is a store with plywood over the windows; "open" is written on the plywood. The men we arrested for violating curfew. The Memphis Sanitation Workers' strike began on February 11, 1968, following years of dangerous working conditions, discrimination, and the work-related deaths of two African American sanitation workers. Led by local clergy, community members engaged in boycotts, mass meetings, marches, and other civil disobedience in support of the strike. The strike ended April 12, 1968.
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|Subjects:||Sanitation Workers Strike, Memphis, Tenn., 1968 | Strikes and lockouts--Tennessee--Memphis | Sanitation workers--Tennessee--MemphisCivil rights movements--Tennessee--Memphis | Civil rights--African Americans--Tennessee--Memphis | Civil rights--Tennessee--Memphis | Civil rights demonstrations--Tennessee--Memphis | Protest marches--Tennessee--Memphis | Soldiers--Tennessee--Memphis | African American men--Tennessee--Memphis | Rifles--Tennessee--Memphis | Curfews--Tennessee--Memphis | Stores, Retail--Tennessee--Memphis | United States, Tennessee, Shelby County, Memphis, 35.1495343, -90.0489801|
|Collection:||1968 Sanitation Workers Strike|
|Institution:||University of Memphis. Special Collections Dept.|
|Contributors:||University of Memphis. Libraries. Special Collections Dept.|
1968 Sanitation Workers Strike, PS 90012, University of Memphis Libraries Special Collections, Memphis, Tennessee
|Persistent Link to Item:||http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200700000002012|